Psalms 119:82

82 My eyes fail, looking for your promise; I say, “When will you comfort me?”

Psalms 119:82 in Other Translations

82 Mine eyes fail for thy word, saying, When wilt thou comfort me?
82 My eyes long for your promise; I ask, "When will you comfort me?"
82 My eyes are straining to see your promises come true. When will you comfort me?
82 My eyes grow heavy watching for some sign of your promise; how long must I wait for your comfort?
82 My eyes grow weary [looking] for what You have promised; I ask, "When will You comfort me?"

Psalms 119:82 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 119:82

Mine eyes fail for thy word
Either with looking for the Messiah, the essential Word, that was to be, and afterwards was made flesh, and dwelt among men; or for the fulfilment of the word of promise, on which he was made to hope; but that being deferred; and he believing in hope against hope, and looking out continually till it was accomplished, his eyes grew weary, and failed him, and he was just ready to give up all expectation of it; see ( Psalms 77:8 ) ;

saying, when wilt thou comfort me?
The people of God are sometimes very disconsolate, and need comforting, through the prevalence of sin, the power of Satan's temptations, the hidings of God's face, and a variety of afflictions; when they apply to God for comfort, who only can comfort them, and who has his set times to do it; but they are apt to think it long, and inquire, as David here, when it will be.

Psalms 119:82 In-Context

80 May I wholeheartedly follow your decrees, that I may not be put to shame.
81 My soul faints with longing for your salvation, but I have put my hope in your word.
82 My eyes fail, looking for your promise; I say, “When will you comfort me?”
83 Though I am like a wineskin in the smoke, I do not forget your decrees.
84 How long must your servant wait? When will you punish my persecutors?

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Psalms 6:7; Psalms 69:3; Lamentations 2:11
  • 2. ver 41,123
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